I am currently using a prescription retin-A micro, so I no longer need this product. I did however use it for years in the past and loved it. It helped greatly to even skin tone, reduce fine lines, and even with my acne. It is one of the better retinol products out there due to the microsponge retinol which works on a continuous basis. Please note that it has a shelf life of one year when opened (this information gathered from a Philosophy Consultant).
This a great night cream. I have oily, acne prone skin without major wrinkles or sun damage. I feel this really smoothed my skin an helped to keep my acne at bay. It was the first Philosophy product I have ever purchased and I am really happy with it. A little goes a long way, so the tube really can last. I find that I don't need a moisturizer over it every night. This is a quality night cream for a great price.
I have used this product for some time now and love how it makes my skin look. I can definitely tell a difference when I quit using it. It does dry out my skin so wearing a good moisturizer during the day and occasionally using a mild dermabrasion cream helps to keep my skin looking smooth. I used to use Retin-A but couldn't stand the "ugly" face of dryness, redness and peeling that never seem to go away. This product is much milder and produces similar results for me.
I'm a Taz user (gel .1), but I'm taking a little break from it. I've been using this product for the past couple of weeks or so. It's very nice. Noticable difference in texture in my skin -- in a good way. Little bit of flaking around my mouth area, but it's nothing compared to when I'm using Taz. I was worried that some of the ingredients would cause clogged pores but none of that nonsense so far! I use my nightly eye cream and moisturizer over it.
I've got Alpha Hydrox Resq on order (rumor is that it's a dup product) and will try that next. I just may forgo my beloved Taz until the fall!
This product truly lives up to its name. It did, indeed, help me achieve better skin. I noticed improvement after the first day, and noticed marked improvement after two weeks of nightly use.It definitely cleared up blemishes, helped fade age spots, and made texture of skin smooth. I was very impressed with this product and will continue to use. The basic ingredient that works all this magic is the retinol in it.
I had a terrible experience with this product. I've been using Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Nite Cream and as usual got the itch to try something similar even though it was working great. I found Help Me on MUA and quickly placed an order to QVC even though it was way more than I'm usually willing to pay for a cosmetic product. I wore it for a couple nites and it has sucked all the moisture out of my skin! My skin is completely raw, red, tight, and dry.The pores on my forhead are now large and noticable and they have never looked this big in the past. I can see every little fine line on my face with or without makeup b/c my skin is so parched. I've never had such a bad reaction to a skincare product. It must be way too much for my skin to handle and I'm not particularly sensitive. I suppose I could use it twice a week and work up to every other nite, but I can't put my skin through that and I never had any issues with the Neutrogena cream. I hate to spoil good reviews, but I had to share. Back to QVC it goes. :(
OMG! I LOVE this product! I have seen a vast improvement on my face.My skin is radiant, the texture has evened out and my pores are smaller! Thanks Philosophy!
Simply Amazing! it has made my skin look so much better and my acne and acne scars are history. Well worth the expense! I get so many compliments on my skin now which for me is such an amazing feeling! Great product-try it you wont regret it!
I know I am in the minority,but I LOVE most of Philosophys skin care,so I bought this with my $15 off Sephora coupon to try.
I have been using for 3 weeks and definate results in skin clarity and pore reduction..
My skin is sensitive and I was afraid to try a Retinol prescription as I was afraid it would be too strong..don't have to bother w/the derm and prescriptions with this-its just strong enough for me..
I will review again I finish the tube..which looks like it will last about 4 months so far!
I finally bought this product after reading all of the reviews on MA. This stuff is amazing! I've been using it for two weeks and I've noticed a definite difference in my skin. I'm 42 years old and my husband took a picture of my the other day - he said I look so young! Okay, that's a big compliment coming from him! Anyway, my skin before I used the Help Me retinol cream was bad - big pores, old acne scars and a few lines. I'm not kidding you, this has made a HUGE improvement on my skin. I apply this at night after I was my face - I use Dove Proage facial cleanser on my face. I wait 15-20 minutes before I apply the Help Me cream. I don't add a moisturizer to it. I found that with my skin - combo - my face was becoming very oily. In the morning, I wash my face with a gentle glycolic cleanser, apply my moisturer - something by Lancome - and then apply my foundation. Trust me, this stuff is GREAT. One thing though - I would not put this underneath your eyes. I tried this - and my undereye area was seriously parched and dry. Oh, well, you live and learn. I would definitely repurchase and recommend this to anyone!